CYBER CRIME CATEGORIES
Trying to get into computer systems in order to steal, corrupt, or illegitimately view data. Hacking comes from the term “hacker”, who is an expert in computer programming languages and systems. Hacking, in this sense, means using unusually complex and clever methods to make computers do things. For some time, however, the popular press has used the word “hacker” and “hacking” in a negative way to refer to individuals who try to get into computer systems in order to steal, corrupt, or illegitimately view data. Hackers themselves maintain that the proper term for such individuals is “cracker”, and that their activities should be called cracking. However, in order to be consistent with the most common usage of the word, we use “hacking” here to refer to unauthorized access
Website defacement is an attack on a website that changes the visual appearance of the site or a webpage. This is typically the work of system crackers, who break into a web server and replace the hosted website with one of its own. The most common method of defacement is using SQL Injections to log on to administrator accounts. Defacements usually consist of an entire page. This page usually includes the defacer’s pseudonym or “Hacking Codename.” Sometimes, the Website Defacer makes fun of the system administrator for failing to maintain server security. Most times, the defacement is harmless, however, sometimes it can be used as a distraction to cover up more sinister actions such as uploading malware or deleting essential files from the server. NR3C has successfully investigated cases relating to website defacement.
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